HB2688 HFA Fluharty & Manchin 3-2 #1

            Delegates Fluharty and Manchin move to amend the bill on page 2, following the enacting section, by inserting a new section, to read as follows:


§21-1-3a. Duties of employers and owners conducting horizontal well drilling activities.

            (a) For the purpose of this section:

            (1) “Residence” means the place where a person files a state income tax return.

            (2) “Employer” means an employer or owner, including contractors and subcontractors of those employers and owners, who performs the following:

            (1) Conducts horizontal drilling pursuant to article six-a, chapter twenty two of this code;

            (2) Any site preparation work which involves any disturbance of land to a horizontal natural gas well; or

            (3) Work on pipelines from a pursuant to article six-a, chapter twenty two of this code.

            (b) Beginning January 1, 2016, an employer shall submit the following information to the Division of Labor:

            (1) The total number of employees identified by full time and part-time status;

            (2) The city and state in which the employee lives;

            (3) The state or states in which the employee pays income tax;

            (4) A comparison of the number of in-state residents versus the number of out of state residents being employed in the above activities; and

            (5) The average salary per job type. 

            (d) The employer or owner shall submit this information to the division no later than January 31 of each year.

            (e) The division shall utilize the collected information and report to the legislature no later the February 15 of each year.